Laura Lagana

Laura joined MDD’s London office in 2024 and is a Manager at the firm.

With over 10 years of experience within the accounting field, her professional practice concentrates primarily on issues related to business interruption, contingent BI & extra expenses, cyber risks, fidelity claims, stock and content losses. She also has catastrophe services experience, having worked on losses arising from COVID-19.

Laura has experience across a broad spectrum of industries including retail, manufacturing, hospitality & tourism, power generation, professional services and IT.

Laura is the Deputy Education Secretary of the London Business Interruption Association (LBIA) and regularly presents the LBIA’s popular online and in-person training session.

She graduated from The University of London in 2003 with a MSc in Computer Science.

Laura is a native German and is fluent in French and Italian.

Marcelo Fazio

Marcelo joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ London, England office in 2000. He is the firm’s Managing Director of Latin American Operations, based out of Ft Lauderdale.

An economic damage quantification specialist – and fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and German – Marcelo has worked on assignments across Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean.

He has experience in virtually every aspect of forensic accounting. Most notably, he has a wealth of experience with catastrophe services area, including assignments quantifying business interruption losses resulting from hurricanes Isidore, Kenna, Fabian, Ivan, Katrina, Emily, Wilma, Harvey, Maria and Irma, as well as the Chilean earthquake and various floods and landslides across Latin America.

Marcelo has worked on a number of litigation and specialty-line cases in Latin America, including surety, fraud, breach of contract and shareholders disputes.  Furthermore, he has extensive experience in handling contingent business interruption, delay in startup and advanced loss of profits assignments.

Marcelo has had extensive exposure to numerous industries including, but not limited to: steel and basic metals, mining, construction, energy and utilities, oil refining and petrochemical, agribusiness, electronic manufacturing, pharmaceutical, healthcare, hotel and entertainment, retail and wholesale, professional services, transportation and warehousing, and food processing.

He has given numerous industry presentations, seminars and workshops in the U.S., UK, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Brazil.

Marcelo graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in Economics. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Edward Secchi

Edward joined MDD’s London office in 2010. He is now a Director and works out of the firm’s Dubai office.

Edward has gained extensive experience in matters related to business interruption, lost profits, loss of earnings, extra expenses/increased costs, product liability & recall, physical damages, stock & contents and fraud.

Edward also has considerable catastrophe services experience having worked on losses stemming from the 2010 Chilean and 2012 Italian national catastrophes that involved many complex issues including production versus sales losses, mitigation / make up and other measurement considerations.

His industry experience includes work in the automotive industry, aviation, aquafarming, construction, manufacturing, retail, oil & gas, power generation, hospitality & tourism, food services, pharmaceutical, pulp & paper and publishing.

Edward has been involved in cases that have varied widely in complexity and value, ranging from several hundred thousand dollars to losses in excess of $200 million.

Edward has prepared and presented at various seminars and training sessions on a variety of topics including business interruption measurement issues, stock loss issues, issues resulting from a delay in start-up and others in the UK, France, Italy and Spain.

Edward is a native Italian, is fluent in French and is proficient in Spanish and Portuguese.

He graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies with Finance.

Tony Volpe

Tony joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ Toronto office in 1986.  He is now the Partner/Senior Vice President in the firm’s Vancouver office.

Tony is a well-respected forensic accounting professional who has been involved with over 3,000 economic damage assignments in Canada, the United States and overseas. His practice areas include business interruption, property damage, stock & contents, product liability & recall, employee dishonesty, personal injury and extra expenses.  In addition, Tony has worked on numerous rail transportation claims, including derailments.

He has provided expert testimony before the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Court of King’s Bench of Alberta, as well as at arbitration matters. He has also been appointed as a dispute resolution representative under the British Columbia Insurance Act.

He frequently leads seminars on economic damage quantification, business interruption losses and loss of income to lawyers, insurance companies, various insurance industry groups, and other insurance professionals.